Mr Steve McQueen and Ms Faye Dunaway in The Thomas Crown Affair, 1968 | Source: Mr Porter

The Eyes Have it: The Best Sunglasses This Summer

Add a statement to your look, remain cool and protect your eyes from the UV rays this summer with the perfect set of shades. Here is a look at the best sunglasses for this summer (so far).

Women’s Sunglasses

Alexander McQueen Graffiti Oval

These black Alexander McQueen oval sunglasses are the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. The black-lacquer detail and printed McQueen Graffiti signature make them a classic statement worth splurging on.

Alexander McQueen Graffiti Oval Sunglasses
Price: A$455 | Source: Alexander McQueen

Cartier Panthère de Cartier

These Panthère e Cartier sunglasses are sculpted in a geometric shape with smooth golden-finish metal. The perfect addition to a simple, all-white summer look and a shape to suit most face shapes.

Price: A$1,485 | Source: Cartier

Michael Kors Rochelle

With a flattering square frame (to suit most face shapes), these gold accent Michael Kors Rochelle sunglasses are made to add a luxury finish to your summer look.

Michael Kors Rochelle Sunglasses
Price: A$349 | Source: Michael Kors

Prada Aviator-Frame

Aviator-style sunglasses are timeless. Pair with Prada’s tortoise-shell effect and you have a style that’s reminiscent of the 1970s effortlessly elevating a casual summer outfit.

Prada Aviator-frame Sunglasses
Price: A$280 | Source: Farfetch

Bottega Veneta Wing

The Italian fashion house creates this cat eye style sunglasses defined by its geometric lines, gold details and a combination of striking yet elegant.

Bottega Veneta Wing Sunglasses
Price: A$600 | Source: Bottega Veneta

Burberry B Motif Square Frame

Make a statement when you step out in the sun this summer with this pair of Burberry sunglasses. Featuring an oversized square frame in black acetate and a large ‘B’ motif on the side in gold – they are the shades you will keep reaching for during sunny days.

Burberry B Motif

Saint Laurent Mask

If you’re searching for a sporty, yet chich pair of sunglasses then this pair of Saint Laurent shades is the answer you have been waiting for. With oversized frames and golden-green lenses, this pair of sunglasses will keep you looking cool, and protect your eyes from the sun.

Saint Laurent Mask Sunglasses
Price: A$660.63 | Source: Shopbop

Men’s Sunglasses

Balmain Officer-Style

The silver-tone titanium in rectangular form is a bold shape on the face decorated with gold-tone temples, gold-tone Balmain logo and grey shaded anti-glare lenses making these designer sunglasses a real stand-out.

Balmain Officer-Style Sunglasses
Price: A$1,130 | Source: Balmain

The Ray-Ban Wayfarer

One of the most popular silhouettes, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer’s this summer. The ultimate classic shades are versatile and timelessly fashionable – the perfect partner to any outfit.

ray bans
Price: A$258.00 | Source: Ray Ban

Ralph Lauren Aviator

The classic aviator silhouette gets the Polo Ralph Lauren treatment with a fine frame finished in tortoiseshell. The thin style and brown/gold-tone metal works wonders with a casual summer outfit but also hold their own on a smarter occasion.

Ralph Lauren Aviator Sunglasses
Price: A$257 | Source: Farfetch

Persol Phantos

A masterpiece of Italian craftsmanship, these Persol Phantos frame is characterised by thin profiles, combined with the keyhole bridge, iconic arrow and meflecto system. A range of colours is available to match any modern outfit.

Persol Phantos blue
Price: A$377 | Source: Persol

Tom Ford Raoul

The simple and elegant rounded shape makes Tom Ford’s Raoul sunglasses a stylish all-rounder. Made in Italy, the pair is adorned with subtle Tom Ford details such as the metal ‘T’ logo on the temple for added luxury.

Tom Ford Raoul Sunglasses
Price: A$525 | Source: Tom Ford

Louis Vuitton Mascot

The Louis Vuitton Mascot style is a modern, square shape model in a mix of acetate and metal. These bold sunglasses feature a “V” as the centrepiece of the frame surrounded by metal temples with the LV signature and laser monogram motif.

Louis Vuitton Mascot Sunglasses
Price: A$1,050 | Source: Louis Vuitton

Dolce & Gabbana Angel

Inspired by the brand’s Italian heritage, these Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses feature a timeless Havana frame and brown tortoise-shell pattern – perfect for the sophisticated man.

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